August 10th, 2010, 03:37 AM
Join Date: May 2009
Device(s): HTC Desire Z (rooted, CyanogenMod v7.1; Revoked ClockworkMod)
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Welcome to the forum!
A couple of observations:
You say that you want [a paid app] for free.
That alone might be enough to get you in hot water with the admins, so for the sake of discussion I'm going to assume that I misread your intention.
Scanning APK files with [a Windows anti-virus program] may protect your Windows pc from being infected by a malicious download, but it won't do anything for your Android. It would seem that there are no viruses for the Android platform (but that might change of course). As you note, your scanner is probably not even capable of detecting threats to Android.
No matter where you got your app, it should ask for permissions at install-time, and that's where you should pay attention -- as always.